may Christ teach you what is yours.
Francis raised his hands to heaven and glorified Christ.
Free from all things, he went to God free.
Welcome, my sister death.
She will be the gate of life.
Francis poor and lowly ,enters heaven rich,
while saints and angels sing their songs of praise.
With arms outstretched, let us pray to the Lord.
who made your Church rich
through the poverty of the blessed Francis:
help us, who remember his death,
not to trust in earthly things
but to seek your heavenly gifts;
through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen
- Society of St Francis Daily Office (A Celebration of the Transitus of our Brother Francis)